(TeaParty.org Exclusive) – Some Republicans have reached across the aisle to work with Dems to come up with bipartisan gun control legislation. We’re supposed to believe that this legislation is good since members from both parties had a hand in it.
Unfortunately, the truth is, any gun control measures will just be the beginning of the end of the Second Amendment.
Gun control laws only make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to acquire firearms and laws can be easily abused by the federal government.
The bipartisan gun control bill has finally been revealed and was expected to be voted on Tuesday evening.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer confirmed that he planned to bring the legislation up for a preliminary vote Tuesday night, the very same day it was introduced.
Schumer: This bipartisan gun-safety legislation is progress..While it is not everything we want, this legislation is urgently-needed. I will now put this life-saving legislation on the Senate floor for a vote, with an initial procedural vote as soon as tonight
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 21, 2022
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) pointed out the bill had only just been made available to the public and Senators were already being asked to vote on it.
We are being asked to vote tonight to begin debate on a gun proposal whose legislative text was only made available less than an hour ago
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 21, 2022
The most concerning part of the bill is its creation of financial incentives for states to develop their own Red Flag laws.
Red Flag laws are a dangerous slippery slope. They create a legal process by which a citizen can petition a judge to seize the firearms of an individual he or she thinks poses a danger to themselves or to others.
You don’t need us to tell you Red Flag laws are not constitutional and can be easily abused. They will result in innocent Americans being forced to give up their Second Amendment rights.
These laws vary by state and in some states the law includes a process by which a disarmed citizen can get his or her guns back. However, critics argue that these laws allow officials to seize guns from law-abiding citizens without a criminal conviction.
It’s a tough topic because time and time again, the story is the same after a mass shooting. When it comes to the shooters, those who knew these individuals seem to always have the same story: there were signs.
This, however, seems more like a mental health issue rather than a gun control issue.
Nonetheless, the 80-page “‘Bipartisan Safer Communities Act” will see more Red Flag laws on the books around the country.
The bill also would impose new scrutiny on gun buyers under the age of 21, taking a look into their juvenile records during background checks.
Ten Republican Senators were involved in the negotiations for the legislation’s contents and will likely support the proposal. The bill would need to get sixty Senators to vote in support of it to end debate on the proposal to bypass the Senate’s filibuster.
The National Rifle Association announced opposition to the bill just after its full text was released.
🚨BREAKING: NRA Announces Opposition to Senate Gun Control Legislation
"This legislation can be abused to restrict lawful gun purchases, infringe upon the rights of law-abiding Americans, & use fed dollars to fund gun control measures being adopted by state & local politicians." pic.twitter.com/tXriTiWLzw
— NRA (@NRA) June 21, 2022
Should this legislation make it out of the Senate, there’s no doubt the Democrat-controlled House and Joe Biden will rush it into law.
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